Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 23, 2016

Landa wins Trentino overall, Kangert doubles stage wins Zoidl takes stage and overall lead on queen stage in Croatia; Joe Martin Stage Race kicks off with uphill TT; Meet Logan Owen, U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner; Preview: What you should know before watching the 2016 Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Tensions with Sanquer at Cofidis; Velon team up with FACE Partnership; Braf Huff: How I won the US criterium national championship; Bike path collapses above beach in Rio de Janeiro, killing at least two; Safety notice for Cannondale Slate tubeless wheels; Coffee Outside: an outdoorsy twist to the coffee shop ride; Video: Liege-Bastogne-Liege preview; Video: Teams recon Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Meet Logan Owen, U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner

by Neal Rogers

On Sunday, the best cyclists in the sport will race Liège-Bastogne-Liège, cycling’s oldest classic and one of its five Monuments.

There are no American favorites to win the hilly Belgian race, but in the years to come, that may change.

Last weekend, 21-year-old American Logan Owen soloed to victory in the rain at the under-23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège to take the biggest win of his young career.

It’s a career that has deep roots in cyclocross, where Owen won 10 straight national titles, including a U23 title on his first attempt, at age 18. In January, at his first elite national championship, he finished third behind Jeremy Powers and Stephen Hyde.

But it’s on the road where Owen will likely prosper as a professional bike racer.

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